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Gummy Bears

These fun and fruity gummies are 100% natural and take just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes from start to finish.  The flavor combinations are endless and if you had fun molds {say, a long rattle snake or zombie brains}, you could personalize it for anyone or any occasion, too!

 

 

 

 

Gummy Bears
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ c juice
  • 1-2 tb agave/honey/sugar {depends on how sweet you want it}
  • 1.5 tb grass fed gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a pot over medium-low, gently heat the juice and sweetener {if using}.
  2. Vigorously stir in the gelatin until dissolved. The mixture should go from a loose, glassy state to a more thick, glossy look.
  3. Fill desired molds and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Un-mold and serve or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

Caramel Apple Pops

These are fresh scoops of tart apples dipped in warm caramel then rolled in candy, sprinkles, or cookies and served on a stick.  Perfect for sharing, I hope you’ll give these adorable baby bites a try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.0 from 4 reviews
Caramel Apple Pops
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-2 unwaxed Granny Smith apple
  • About a dozen caramel candies + sprinkle of salt + 1 tb cream/milk
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Assorted candies, sprinkles, crushed cookies
Instructions
  1. With a metal coffee spoon/melon baller, scoop out the meat from the apple. Blot dry.
  2. Wedge a stick into the tops of each ball and blot dry again. Keep in the freezer while working on the caramels.
  3. In a heat-safe cup, melt the caramels, salt, and cream in 30 second bursts. Stir and heat until melted.
  4. Work in batches and dry the balls again then dip into the melted caramel. Immediately roll in candies/sprinkles/cookies.
  5. Set each one in the freezer to set as you work on the rest.

A few tips/tricks:

  1. Use unwaxed, organic fruit {or scrub them clean before using}.
  2. Keep the scooped apples as bone-dry as possible.  Any trace of moisture will encourage the caramel to slip off.  Constantly blot the apples and try to keep some of its skin on each one.
  3. Work in batches, keeping both the un-dipped and dipped apples in the freezer.
  4. Allow the caramel to cool for 30-60 seconds before using.
  5. Eat immediately after the caramel sets up or keep in the freezer until ready to serve.  These are not good the next day.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

Pecan Bars

Happy first day of autumn!  I’m celebrating with pecan bars, what about you?  These delectable bites are sticky and gooey with toasted pecans and sit on a buttery and crumbly shortbread crust that make yummy little cookies on their own, too.

 

 

 

5.0 from 5 reviews
Pecan Bars
 
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Ingredients
Crust
  • 1½ sticks soft unsalted butter
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 ts vanilla extract
  • 1⅔ c unbleached flour
Filling
  • 2 sticks soft unsalted butter
  • ¼ c honey or maple syrup
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 2 tb heavy cream
  • Pinch of fine salt
  • 1 tb bourbon {optional}
  • 1 lb toasted pecans
Instructions
  1. For the crust, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Blend in the vanilla.
  3. Add half the flour and blend. Add the rest of the flour and blend. Make sure not to over work the dough.
  4. Gather the dough and press it down into plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. After the dough has chilled, press it down onto the bottom of a well greased pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  6. For the filling, cream together the butter, honey/syrup, and sugar until fluffy.
  7. Blend in the cream, salt, and bourbon.
  8. Fold in the toasted pecans.
  9. Spread this filling evenly onto the cooled crust and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

Daddy’s Birthday

And here’s how we spent it.

brunch

Brunch

coffee

Coffee

7

Picking pumpkins

10

Feeding animals

llam zebra rhino

Supper And eating lots of daddy’s favorite seafood.  {This is what 5 lbs of shrimp, 4 lbs of mussels, 5 dozen clams, and 3 dozen oysters look like}.

Happy birthday, daddy!

I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Love,

Your Soogee

1 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie for 1

I get a ton of requests.  Some random, some weird.  But since school started, I’ve been receiving them from students wondering what they can make in their cramped quarters, often only equipped with a microwave.  I know for me, the biggest cravings I fought were for hot chocolate chip cookies so I decided to share the quickest and easiest way I know to whip one up in no time with just a few ingredients and 1 minute in the microwave.  Keep those requests coming, guys!  However, I don’t think I’ll be demonstrating how to display “body sushi” anytime soon, lol.

1 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For 1

5.0 from 3 reviews
1 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie for 1
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 tb soft salted butter
  • 2 tb brown sugar
  • ¼ ts vanilla extract
  • ½ ts whole milk
  • 3 tb flour
  • 2 tb chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla and milk to the same bowl.
  3. Lastly, add the flour in 2 quick batches then fold in the chocolate.
  4. Spread it onto a microwave-safe surface, making the center thicker than the edges.
  5. Microwave in 30 second bursts to add up to a minute or so. My microwave reads 1.58 kw so each microwave will be different though, keep in mind to slightly undercook as it will continue to set as it cools.

Got a craving for an epic cookie?

Stuffed Salted Caramel Cookies {Recipe}

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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